Wednesday, May 23, 2012

NTT Invests in Philippines

NTT Communications plans to acquire a 50.1% stake in the Diversified Technology Solutions International (DTSI) Group of the Philippines. Financial terms were not disclosed.

DTSI Group accounts for 60% of all seats in contact centers currently operating in the Philippines. Also, Anthem, Inc., a DTSI Group company, is forecasting high growth for its business of building and leasing contact center platforms to companies looking to start up IT-BPO businesses in the Philippines. 
http://www.ntt.co.jp http://www.dtsigroup.com 

iBasis Envisions an LTE Signaling Exchange (LSX) for Roaming

iBasis is preparing to launch an LTE Signaling Exchange (LSX) to allow MNOs to connect to hundreds of other operators through a single interconnect and assure LTE Roaming interoperability across multiple vendors.

iBasis sees a need for an LTE Signaling Exchange as a result of the disruptive nature of LTE and the evolution from traditional SS7 (MAP) signaling to IP-based Diameter signaling. Because implementations of LTE roaming can vary widely from operator to operator, iBasis believes the traditional model of bilateral roaming agreements between operators will prove to be technically complicated and commercially unscalable.

The iBasis LSX will run on iBasis’ IPX network, a multiservice, global IP network that delivers high quality voice and data services for mobile operators.

UNE, a leading telco based in Colombia, and Dutch operator KPN have agreed to connect to iBasis’ LSX Sandbox, which provides a comprehensive trial environment in preparation for launching commercial LTE roaming services.

“With more than 15 years of experience in global, real-time communications over IP, iBasis is uniquely positioned to be the LTE exchange provider,” said Willem Offerhaus, iBasis CEO. “The LSX leverages the full complement of iBasis capabilities – voice, data, signaling, IPX, and more – to enable our customers to deliver even greater innovations to their customers.” iBasis is a wholly owned subsidiary of KPN, the Dutch telecommunications and ICT service provider. 
http://www.ibasis.com/ 

At The Cable Show this week in Boston, Motorola Mobility is showcasing its latest innovations for cable operators offering whole home connectivity, including its DCX3600 Video Gateway – a nextgen set-top positioned as the entertainment hub in the living room... and morphing into the Center of the IP Connected Home.

Motorola Mobility is also demonstrating HEVC video compression technology, which reduces bandwidth by 50 percent in comparison to MPEG4 AVC/H.264 at similar video quality. HEVC was jointly developed by ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG). It promises better video delivery over wireless link, including Wi-Fi and cellular.

Time Warner Cable has selected the company's SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE HLS+ solution for securing video streams across a variety of devices – including smartphones, tablets, game consoles, connected TVs and Blu-Ray players.

http://motorola.com

Insight Research: U.S. Telecom Business Services Continues to Grow

U.S. businesses will spend $154 billion for telecommunications services in 2012 and business spending on wired and wireless calling will grow to $184 billion by the close of 2016, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.8 percent over the forecast period, according to a new market report from Insight Research.

Insight's newly released market analysis report, "Telecom Services in Vertical Markets, 2011-2016" found that business spending for cellular and other wireless services is creating all of the growth, while spending on wireline services will be essentially flat over the five year forecast horizon.

Wireless expenditures are expected to grow at a compounded rate of 9.4 percent over the period of 2011-2016. Four vertical industries – wholesale trade; financial, insurance, and real estate services; professional business services; and communications -- account for 68 percent of total business telecom expenditures in 2011. The study analyzes 14 vertical industries categorized by the NAICS, and focuses on corporate spending for wireline and wireless telecommunications services in each of the 14 industries.

"The U.S. telecommunications industry continues to show modest revenue growth, driven by business Internet and mobility solutions," says Fran Caulfield, Research Director for Insight Research. "As US business activity recovers, employment and network traffic increase. In parallel, business applications shift to the cloud and end users shift to wireless access, driving higher network and wireless revenues for service providers," Caulfield concluded.
http://www.insight-corp.com/reports/vert11.asp

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